The Philippines competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. The country was represented by 15 athletes, who competed in 17 events across 8 sports. The Philippine government and private sector pledged a combined sum of P15-million for any athlete competing in the games who would win the country its first gold medal. Though several national records were broken in swimming and weightlifting events, the country failed to win any medals for the third consecutive Olympiad.
Serbia competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. The country returned under the name Serbia after 96 years, previously competing under the names Yugoslavia (1920–1988), Independent Olympic Participants (1992), Yugoslavia (1996–2002) and Serbia and Montenegro (2004–2006). The flag on the opening ceremony was held by shooter Jasna Šekarić, who has won five medals in her five previous Olympic appearances.
Botswana has competed in eight Summer Games. Botswana's first appearance was in the 1980 Summer Olympic Games, in Moscow. They have never competed in the Winter Games. Botswana has never won a medal at the Olympic games.
Fox Theatre is a movie theater located on Harbor Boulevard in Fullerton, California. Built in 1925 as part of the chain of Fox Theatres, the theater was closed and abandoned in 1987. The Fullerton Historic Theatre Foundation is currently in the process of fundraising and restoring the theater.
Radek Petr is a Czech football (soccer) goalkeeper currently on the books of Italian Serie A team Parma F.C.. He started his career with Banik Ostrava in the Gambrinus Liga, ans was featured as a regular in the Czech lineup for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Canada. Following his impressive performances in the tournament, he was signed by Parma, where he is currently the third-choice goalkeeper behind Luca Bucci and Nicola Pavarini.